Special Educator- A Must for All Cbse Schools!
CBSE has asked affiliated schools to ensure that they abide by the mandatory condition of hiring special educators so that children with special needs are not neglected academically. Jaiprakash Chaturvedi, deputy secretary (affiliation), wrote to schools saying that it has come to the board's notice that this mandatory condition was not being complied with by some schools.
- Cbse asks affiliated schools to ensure that they abide by the mandatory condition of hiring special educators.
- Schools affiliated with CBSE are ignoring the provision concerning appointment of Special Educators.
- Rule 13(11) of Affiliation by-laws s per provisions of the 'Persons with disabilities Act 1995' promotes Special Education.
- Special schools can really help their child to blossom and learn skills according to the parents.
Chaturvedi wrote, "It has been observed that many schools affiliated with CBSE are not adhering to the provision concerning appointment of Special Educators. In this connection, your attention is invited to Rule 13(11) of Affiliation by-laws which provides to promote inclusion of students with disabilities/special needs in the normal school as per provisions of the 'Persons with disabilities Act 1995' and in conformity with National Policy of Education".
Schools say that they try their best to have trained staff but in later classes parents themselves choose to opt for other places.
A city principal said, "At a younger age the behavioural pattern among kids with special needs is not starkly different, but as the child reaches age seven or eight, the difference becomes noticeable. Many parents prefer to give their child special environment where they can maximize their learning potential."
Another principal said unfortunately the change happens because of parents feeling that their child may get mocked. "Frankly it does not happen that children will mock some child with special needs. I think nowadays the younger generation is very sensitive and understands what lines they cannot cross even in good humour. But at the same time the parents are aware that special schools can really help their child to blossom and learn skills needed to face the world," said the principal. She added that everything depends on the kind of special need the child has.
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